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Synonyms for soothe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfort, soothe, console, solace(verb)

    give moral or emotional strength to

    Synonyms:
    comfort, ease, console, solace

    Antonyms:
    irritate

  2. soothe(verb)

    cause to feel better

    "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"

    Synonyms:
    comfort, console, solace

    Antonyms:
    irritate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soothe

    Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    allay, alleviate, appease, calm, compose, mollify, pacify, quiet, still, tranquilize

    Antonyms:
    agitate, arouse, excite, fan, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir, stir up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soothe

    Synonyms:
    soften, assuage, allay, compose, mollify, tranquillize, pacify, lull, mitigate, flatter, appease, relieve

    Antonyms:
    rouse, excite, irritate, ruffle, exasperate, exacerbate, agitate, infuriate, aggravate, annoy, dissatisfy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. soothe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assuage, calm, quiet, appease, tranquillize, compose, pacify, sober, still, lull

  2. soothe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    moderate, alleviate, palliate, lessen, allay, mollify, repress, check, temper, soften, attemper, deaden, qualify, relieve, ease, dull, blunt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. soothe(v)

    Synonyms:
    compose, tranquilize, pacify, assuage, mollify, calm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "soothe":

    relieve, calm, appease, ease, alleviate, allay, flatter, reassure

How to pronounce soothe?

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Veena
Veena
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How to use soothe in a sentence?

  1. William Congreve:

    Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

  2. William Congreve:

    Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

  3. Gabrielle Francis:

    The protein helps to keep the blood sugar stable so it does n’t crash and wake you up -- and then there’s herbs like St. John's Wort, passionflower and Melissa Officinalis that all help to soothe the nervous system.

  4. William Carner:

    If they soothe the worries of the marketplace that helps a lot, they've got to show Syngenta how profitable this will be. At the same time they have to tell the markets they aren't going to gouge them. It's a nice little tightrope they've got themselves on.

  5. William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1:

    Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.


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